Keeping Your Lawn Equipment in Tip-Top Shape

As the warmth of summer beckons, so does the call of the backyard: the green expanse of your lawn. And what better partner to tackle its verdant growth than your trusty lawnmower? But before you rev up that engine and dive into the tall grass, it's crucial to ensure your lawnmower is in prime condition. Regular maintenance not only prolongs its lifespan but also ensures efficient performance, saving you time and effort in the long run. So, let's explore some essential summer lawnmower maintenance tips to keep your machine humming all season long.

  1. Cleanliness is Key: Before anything else, start by giving your lawnmower a thorough cleaning. Remove any debris, grass clippings, and dirt accumulated on the mower deck, undercarriage, and around the engine. A clean mower not only looks better but also operates more efficiently by preventing clogs and overheating.
  2. Inspect and Replace the Air Filter:The air filter plays a crucial role in preventing dirt and debris from entering the engine, ensuring smooth operation. Over time, the filter can become clogged, hindering airflow and engine performance. Check the air filter regularly and replace it if it's dirty or damaged, typically every season or after every 25 hours of use.
  3. Change the Oil:Just like a car, your lawnmower's engine requires regular oil changes to maintain optimal lubrication and performance. As a general rule, aim to change the oil at the beginning of the mowing season and then periodically thereafter, depending on usage.
  4. Sharpen the Blades: Dull mower blades tear grass rather than cutting it cleanly, leading to a ragged appearance and increased susceptibility to disease. Sharpen the blades at the start of the season and periodically throughout to ensure a clean, precise cut. If the blades are excessively worn or damaged, consider replacing them for optimal results.
  5. Check the Spark Plug: The spark plug is responsible for igniting the fuel-air mixture in the engine, and a faulty spark plug can lead to poor starting, rough idling, and reduced power. Inspect the spark plug for signs of wear or fouling, such as black deposits or corrosion, and replace it if necessary. It's a simple and inexpensive maintenance task that can make a big difference in your mower's performance.
  6. Inspect Belts and Cables: Examine the drive belts and cables for signs of wear, fraying, or damage. Worn belts can slip or break, while damaged cables can affect the mower's controls. Replace any worn or damaged components to ensure smooth operation and safety during use.
  7. Check Tire Pressure: Proper tire pressure is essential for maneuverability and traction while mowing. Inspect the tires for any signs of damage or excessive wear, and use a tire pressure gauge to ensure they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended PSI. Adjust as needed to maintain optimal pressure.
  8. Store Properly: When not in use, store your lawnmower in a clean, dry location away from the elements. Consider using a protective cover to shield it from dust, moisture, and UV exposure. 

Your lawnmower is a valuable tool for maintaining a lush, healthy lawn throughout the summer months. By performing regular maintenance tasks like cleaning, inspecting, and replacing worn parts, you can ensure your mower operates at peak performance season after season. Remember, a little effort now can save you time, money, and frustration down the road, allowing you to enjoy a beautifully manicured lawn all summer long.

Contact Us

Get in touch with Mobile Mower Menders, LLC today

For all your lawn and power equipment repair needs, Mobile Mower Menders, LLC, is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a visit from our expert technicians.